After getting back from the KKOA Spoke-tacular show in Salina and all the interest I had for the last ratbike 2 day build I did last winter (viewtopic.php?f=21&t=34935) I decided I needed to do another so the Newsboy Special project (same frame as the Thunderbolt but older I think) got started . OK, the 2 day build part is really only possible because I bought about 7 bikes a while back that had already been disassembled, striped and frames primered. So anyway. Day one: I painted the frame & fork satin black, mounted the tires to the felt 55mm wheels I just got from RRB member Rydr1, recovered the seat and cleaned all the chrome parts. Day 2, was pretty much just reassembling everything. The bike rides great, but I still have a few minor touches I need to do, like finishing the chain guard etc. Also have the massive balloon fenders that go with, but not sure how they fit with this rendition. gona start another 2 day build with the 49 Huffman frame and rusty Zephyer tank I have next.